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Reviews 2234 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I've lived off campus for 3 years at a variety of places. there's something for everyone at every price point

3 College Senior

Administration: Most of the time campus police/ RA's handle things reasonably

College Senior

Party Scene: I'm not super into parties but never have trouble finding people to hangout with.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Even though I live off campus, I eat lunch at the dining halls everyday!

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I wasn't in greek life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I wasn't an athlete but from what I saw they had great facilities and the school is known for school spirit.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: the off campus life is great and the prices are all reasonable. the areas are safe and the buses travel to each location.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: lots of variety, prices are fair, great options for late-night eating.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: the do a good job.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: the finance office is extremely helpful and attentive to all students. They won't ignore you if you need help and do the best they can to provide the assistance you need

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: everyone is friendly and welcoming.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: everything is fresh. JMU gets many of its greens and poultry from local farmers so most of it is fresh and organic. they make all the food right there in front of you so you know it hasn't been sitting there all day. the workers are friendly and the stations are always clean. The meal plans are fairly priced.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: the housing system is easy, the RA's are respectable and make you a priority, all the dorms are clean and up to date. The campus is large, so proximity to classes depends on where your classes are for that semester. The dorm atmosphere is generally very friendly and upbeat.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are parties Thursday through Saturday all over town, girls can get in anywhere, while guys need to know people at the parties, bring girls, or join any organization to consistently get into parties

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food here is ranked 2nd nationally for a reason

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice depending on where you are living, if you end up in the tree houses every class will be far away while those in the village are closer to about every class

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are cute little restaurants downtown, and over by east campus there are many bigger restaurants and cookout!

3 College Freshman

Administration: Depends on what department you're dealing with.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It really depends on where you live. I live in Shorts Hall, so it doesn't have A/C or wifi, so it gets hot. Dorms on the quad or on east campus are extremely nice and spacious!!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: JMU is so big that it's hard to give everyone the aid they need/want.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are so many places to go and for the most part, people are so nice and welcoming. The only thing that sucks is that guys have a hard time getting into frat parties unless they are a brother or a brother's best friend.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are so many options to choose from, and the food is delicious. Grilled cheese Thursday at the dining halls and Top Dog are a tradition. The only thing I don't like it how restricted punches are.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing is decent. Most of the apartment complexes aren't too dingy or gross, the most part is just the location that you're at.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Though I havenn't been off campus for food that much, there are some really great hidden gems up in Harrisonburg despite being a small town.

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JMU offers a strong community, with students displaying an overwhelming amount of pride. You'll find you will love this school simply because every other student carries that same love. This sense of spirit is infectious. Harrisonburg has been named the "friendly city" by students, faculty, parents, and townfolk, and it’s no surprise why. Each year offers unique experiences that keep you coming back for more. JMU might not be charmed with the best football team in college history, but with the overwhelming amount of pride and zeal displayed at each game, it seems the perfect team for a enthusiastic school.

One pitfall might be the lack of nearby attractions or activities to enjoy on a weekend night. This can result in a many people resorting to parties as their means of entertainment. While Harrisonburg is by no means urbanized, you'll find some of your best memories on the nights you spend with your peers. Whichever friend group you click into, you'll find a little piece of yourself on this campus.

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